29.7.08

Grey Goosie


There was a time in the dim, distant past when I could get a new toy made in a couple of days...oh happy Land of Faraway! Now I am reduced to scrimping time, as a mouse hoards cheese rind, and my toys are fussed over in odd moments. Poor Grey Goosie, born on the edge of a cricket match, has taken longer than most. I do have orders...but I have to have one of my own going at the same time. Just - because.

Actually, Grey Goosie is now a fully fledged cricket expert - she has visited quite a few over the weeks, and was a great help at the last home match. She made sure the fielders were in the right place -




She helped Andy bowl at the oppo -




She helped lay out the tea - although she didn't make it (well, she is only small and a sandwich is so large to a toy goose).




She even made sure the umpire was keeping score properly -





She is also a bit of a real ale buff now, and enjoyed some Wadworth 6x while looking after Andy's bat.





And later, when both teams retired to the Queen's Head, she said a respectful hello to old Hobbs, the pub cat.





So although she has taken weeks to finish, I think she is the most educated of all my toys.






34 comments:

Mary Beth said...

And she's got her skirt and ballet flats on - she's adorable! And I love that your pub has a cat!

SueC said...

Pleased to see that the cantankerous Hobbs didn't savage her!! Another PG triumph!! I love your felt animals...have you considered seeing if the Emporium will take them???

PG said...

Hi Sue, I didn't let her get THAT close!
I'm not really looking for shop outlets right now, as I seem to be selling them fine on my own accord so far, and shops always want a large percentage. Unless it was Liberty of course!

Catherine said...

Another lovely one! The ballet pumps and tutu are especially nice.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Unlike Andy, who from his form appears quite adept at the game, I know nothing about cricket except that it's played outdoors, involves a ball and bat, and white clothing. I do know that is one cute goose! Congratulations on another wonderful creation! It's as though you fashion little felt souls, they have so much personality and heart.

Becca said...

A total delight to read and grey goose is lovely. You are so talented and ingenious ... inspiring, really! (Liberty should definitely take her and many more like her).

d. moll, l.ac. said...

She is lovely, surprised someone at the Cricket match didn't try to buy her there and then.

Sue said...

I agree with d.moll, l.ac. I'm suprised she wasn't claimed by a cricket buff. She's gorgeous! The little pumps and pompoms are so right!

PG said...

Ah, there seem to be a distinct lack of females at the matches nowadays, apart from faithful old me, else I might have...I was kind of hoping to! The chaps are torn between indifference and bafflement, with a slight element of curiosity as to the method. Men/felt toys - don't mix!

Rima said...

"Born on the edge of a cricket match" - what a great line :)
I think she is wonderful Gretel, and I do like her hinges and her beaky forelock ...
x R

liZZie said...

She's truly gorgeous - good job she was sitting down to have her ale. Giggled at the thought of blokes' curiosity about felt toys, huh! (Though some of them have nice buns!)

Misk said...

She is so gorgeous Gretel! You have such a talent for making these creatures :) x

Denise said...

Just returned from the vet. Our gander, Jo has a touch of the stiffness in his right foot, bless. He is on some medication though so we'll see how he goes.

hen said...

WOW! Just look at her!! She is wonderful, just wonderful!

hen
xx

Mlle Miracle said...

Oh, and she likes cats too. Believe me, she is perfect, and so polite!

Rachael Rabbit said...

How adorable is the pink bow on her skirt???

Elizabeth said...

Grey Goosie is very lovely indeed.
I ought to know about cricket but don't.
Such a very slow and English passtime/sport which looks super indeed.
I can actually understand baseball.

KarenHarveyCox said...

OMG, you are a clever girl. This post is brilliant, and your Grey Goosie is enchanting. I love cricket, I used to watch them play at the Cricket Club around the block from me in Hong Kong. Your photos are wonderful. Karen

Anonymous said...

I do love Grey Goosie, she is a sweetheart! Very excited to see a pic of handsome old Hobbs... Freda still remembers her old friend and their jaunts to catch goldfish from the neighbour's pond-those were the days. Mxxxxxx

Dana Jones said...

She certainly has a well-rounded education! And she is cute too!

Cindy said...

She is sooo adorable. I love the pink bow and pink poms on her shoes.

Frances said...

Hello PG, that goosie is quite astonishing ... great character. She deserved to have a story written about her adventures at the cricket.

(I have just begun to read, and now have had to return to my lovely library, a book called Netherland. Set in NY post 9/11. Cricket features in it. I so look forward to once again being notified that I may check it out and read some more.)

Sarah Laurence said...

Great cricket shots! I love that they still play in whites. I was so disappointed to see the Oxford players, even the college teams, in colorful nylon and spandex. It just didn't have the same charm.

Sandra Evertson said...

Love the grey goose!
Sandra Evertson

OldBagNewTricks said...

Your felted toys are gorgeous!!!! And now Grey Goose has gotten so smart too!!! And thanks for showing us the cricket match -- it seems more civilized and pleasanter than our baseball.

Jenny

Caroline B said...

Those shoes!! The tutu! Another winner!

natural attrill said...

Caroline is always pinching comments from my mind! I was just about to write about her lovely shoes.
P.x

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage said...

Grey Goosie is an adorable toy as well as being educated. She is so well traveled that it makes her extremely special. I'm so glad to hear that you can still work on toys even though you're up to your eyeballs in watercolors.

Hugs,
Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Jess said...

Am luvvin' those orange legs! Just look at those little pink poms-poms, so sweet, she's beautiful!x

acornmoon said...

She is gorgeous, I love her label too!

muddy red shoes said...

Hi PG, the goosie is a beauty, first blogging session for bloomin ages, am going to go and catch up on your blog now...

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

She's GORGEOUS and fabulous and wonderful and a joy to look at over and over. My but she's a clever wee goose!! I just love seeing these creations you create, it's a marvel you decided "I think I'll needle felt" and voila....genius pours out.
How silly of me to be so surprised though, knowing that mind of yours is a whirl of ideas and imagination!
XOXOXO

Aglaya said...

She's beautiful! I love her skirt, the pink bow and THE SHOES. Absolutely adorable.

Jaimee said...

Oh, I'd love to spend a day with Grey Goose!